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The Pill Book

Format:  Paperback,

1280 pages

Publisher: Random House

Publish Date: Apr 2012

ISBN-13: 9780553593563

ISBN-10: 0553593560

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No home should be without this book THE CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO PILLS -- COMPLETELY REVISED 15TH EDITION FOR 2012 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved information on more than 1,800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. Inside you'll discover * generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money * what each drug is for, and how it works * usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped * side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference * interactions with other drugs and food * overdose and addiction potential * alcohol-free and sugar-free medications * the most popular self-injected medications and their safe handling * information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs * cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor * 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills

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Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: Apr 2012
ISBN-13: 9780553593563
ISBN-10: 0553593560
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1280
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 7.0 x 1.75
Walmart No.: 9780553593563

About the author

Biography of Silverman, Harold M.

Harold Silverman is a prominent pharmacologist who has written the bestselling, life- saving book, The Pill Book: The Illustrated Guide to the Most-Prescribed Drugs in the U.S. This book lists the 1600 most-commonly prescribed drugs and provides descriptions, including side effects, adverse reactions, and warnings. Silverman has said, "Books like mine make it possible for people to care for themselves effectively, and on more than one occasion The Pill Book has saved a life by alerting someone to a drug's side effect". Four million copies of this drug dictionary have been sold.

It is in its 8th edition and has drawn praise for providing official FDA-approved information in a readable, easy-to-use format. Silverman has also written, The Consumer's Guide to Poison Protection (1984), The Women's Drug Store (1985) and The Vitamin Book: A No-Nonsense Consumer Guide (1993). He is a frequent contributor to professional journals, with more than 35 published articles to his credit. Harold Martin Silverman was born in New York City in 1945. He is married and the father of two daughters.

He holds B.S. and Pharm. D degrees from Columbia University where he was assistant professor of pharmacy 1969-1976. In a long and distinguished career, he has also taught at Long Island University and at Herbert H. Lehman College, both in New York. Since 1983, Silverman has been a full-time pharmacy consultant and writer.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 8reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by this is a must have book! Must have this book if you're going to be proactive with your health. I have used these books for years and it was time to update. After a few years you start seeing medicines that aren't listed in the old one, so I get the new one every few years. It tells you everything you need to know about the medicines that the doctor will prescribe for you, and some over the counter medicines. Great book for a great price! 02/20/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Useful resource guide of prescription drugs This book is getting hard to find in stores. Used to be available in drug stores. Not anymore. It's a great have on hand resource guide for quick check of prescription drugs, their possible side effects and any precautions when using with other drugs, etc. 07/11/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by very helpful Bought this book for my Pharmacology class....it will be very helpful in learning more about all of the different types of medications 03/27/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by ALWAYS seek the NEWEST! EDITION- check carefully THE PILL BOOK is updated every- two- years as so many new medicines hit the market. don't get stuck with an old edition with missing info, Available here is the 15th edition printed April 2012- already out of date-[but ALL that is available right now]- look for the April , 2014 edition #16[ available at walmart.com as PRE ORDER @ $6.51 but not due out til Feb 2015!]. next will be April 2016- I assume unless they update faster-- newer editions still have all the previous pills listed unless they have been pulled off market I suppose. A necessity if you have family/elderly who have multiple meds prescribed. two years ago this book was $4.99 now already $8.09 for outdated edition #15. Even outdated it is a valuable tool to have as this book is hard to locate. Makes a thoughtful gift for family or friend! 05/29/2014
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